Oren 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed
Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-86PA
Size: 5' x 8'
Merchants Checked: 12
Our verdict on the Oren 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed
The Oren 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, fit with single doors, is treated using a dip treated process , and makes use of certified sustainable materials. The 4 windows used on this particular 5′ x 8′ use a toughened glass glazing material (Thickness was not specified).
Base material: timber
Our experts say this has 6 stand out features. A stand out feature is something found on over 70% of the top 10% of products in a particular category or is an exceptionally good feature as rated by our panel of experts.
1. The tongue & groove cladding used on this shed is one the best available for sheds rated by our experts.
2. A 12mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this shed is one of the best rated by our experts.
3. The tongue & groove construction like the one used on the roof of this shed is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.
4. The polyester felt roof covering found on this shed is rated to be one of the best by our experts.
5. Our experts say this the tongue & groove floor material used here is one of the best available on all sheds.
6. This toughened glass glazing material is one that our experts say is one of the best available for windowed sheds.
Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this shed fairs across the market.
Outstanding, our experts say most of the cladding options used are among the best.
The tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is the best form of construction for shed walls out of the 4 types  we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 35% (1,543 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed , as well as being used on 21% (92 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds . You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 47% of 5′ x 8′ sheds (148 in total) , and if we compare this item against those 148 we find it’s Expert Score is 8% higher than the average score for a 5′ x 8′ tongue & groove shed.
The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 12 found on same-size sheds . It is used on 54% of all sheds  and is also used across 58% of the top 10% of sheds  we analysed. 62% of 5′ x 8′ sheds (192 in total) use 12mm thick walls , and if we compare this item against those 192 we find it’s Expert Score is 6% higher than the average score for a 5′ x 8′ 12mm shed.
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Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material out of the 3 types we’ve found on same-size sheds . This roofing material is used on 34% of all sheds analysed, and 57% of the top 10% of sheds. 25% of 5′ x 8′ sheds (79 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, with this product having an Expert Score 5% higher than the average in this regard.
A 12mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 13 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds . It’s used on 29% of all sheds and 48% of the top 10% of sheds. 21% of 5′ x 8′ sheds (65 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding, with this product having an Expert Score 5% higher than average.
Polyester felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 2 types identified on same-size sheds , is said to be the best roof covering material. It comes fitted on 4% of sheds and used on 14% of the top 10% of 5′ x 8′ sheds. 7% of 5′ x 8′ sheds (22 in total) make use of a polyester felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 5′ x 8′ sheds (93), the Oren 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 97.
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The manufactures of this shed chose tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction out of 2 types found on same-size sheds . This type of floor construction is used on 36% of all sheds we analysed, and 59% of the top 10% of those sheds. 27% of 5′ x 8′ sheds (85 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor with this product having an Expert Score of 6% higher than the average.
A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 11 found on same-size sheds . It’s found on 31% of all sheds and used on 54% of the top 10% of sheds. 24% of 5′ x 8′ sheds (76 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding, with this product having an Expert Score 6% higher than average.
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Toughened glass windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it the best out of the 6 glazing types found on 5′ x 8′ sheds . This particular type of glazing is used on 12% of all windowed sheds and 58% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. 10% of 5′ x 8′ sheds with windows (20 in total) use toughened glass windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those toughened glass 5′ x 8′ sheds (93), the Oren 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed is just above the average with an Expert Score of 97.
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The height of this shed is 2288mm (8′) which is 14% more than the average 5′ x 8′ shed, giving you 289.5mm (0.9′) extra headroom.
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The door height is 1,628.00mm (5′) tall which is 2% or 38.79mm (0.1′) taller than the average 5′ x 8′.
The door width is 750.00mm (2′) wide which is 10% or 78.37mm (0.3′) narrower than the average 5′ x 8′.
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We found 22 5′ x 8′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Oren 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed has an Expert Score that is 4% higher than average and is £26 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 22 with comparable specifications the following might be of interest.
Best value – If you are looking for something comparable that costs less, then you could save £95 with this Oren 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Pent Shed. It is priced at £689, this is 14% less than this and has an Expert Score of 97, 0 points equal than the Oren 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed.
Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 97 for this product, the Oren 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed is the best 5′ x 8′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £749, that’s £35 less than the Oren 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed.
High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a shed with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Oren 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Oren 10′ x 5′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
6’x6′ Tiger Shiplap Windowless Apex Shed
Coastal Consideration – If you live in a particularly wet or harsher environment such as by the coast then you might want to consider something with a more robust pressure treatment or something made from metal or plastic, both materials that are particularly suited to such harsh environments. We’ve found at least 3 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
6′ x 7′ Yardmaster Castleton Anthracite Metal Shed
6’8 x 6’6′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 66GEYZ
6′ x 6′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal Shed
Public-Facing – Extra security measures might be more of a concern if you’re placing your building in an area that is more public-facing than a garden. Features such as security windows or even having no windows at all, and the ability to lock all opening doors are usually much more important when you have something that is more public-facing. We found at least 3 sheds that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
6’8 x 7’2 Yardmaster 67GEYZ Green Metal Shed
6′ x 6′ Sapphire Apex Green Metal Shed
6′ x 6′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal Shed
More Child Friendly – If you have children and you are looking for something that has that little extra in terms of durability then tougher glazing options might be a better option. Here we have at least 3 other options that will fill those needs.
Oren 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Pent Shed
Oren 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed
Oren 6′ x 6′ Shiplap Modular Custom Pent Security Shed
Comparisons of Similar Sheds
|Size||8' x 6'||2' x 2'||10' x 8'||12' x 15'||3' x 4'|
|Brand||Forest Garden||Forest Garden||Forest Garden||Marlborough Premier Apex Workshops||Redlands|
|Guarantee||15 Years||15 Years||15 Years||10 Years||10 Years|
12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 2 contained information that we were able to use to compile the data used on this page.
The following merchants were checked on the 06 August, 2022 to see if they stocked this product.
ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found 1 match.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 products checked, found no matches.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found no matches.
B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found no matches.
BillyOh – 1244 products checked, found no matches.
Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 products checked, found no matches.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found no matches.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.
1. Dip Treated: Dip treating is a temporary protective base coat treatment that is mainly designed to help protect the building during transit and for around one month after it is assembled. This water-based treatment is the least time-consuming and cheapest type of wood treatment. It involves dipping the wood in a protective water-based preservative and then leaving it to dry. The action of dipping is where ‘dip treatment’ comes from.
A dip-treated garden building is not considered fully treated with wood preservatives; it’s vital to re-treat your dip-treated building, preferably with a solvent-based (or oil-based) wood treatment. Then re-treat it on an annual basis using a solvent-based (or oil-based) wood treatment.
If you don’t want to treat something on an annual basis then a pressure treated wooden building might be a better option, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation (pressure treatment) during production. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), the wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank to draw out excess moisture and air and force in the preservatives. This deep penetration of the exterior wood protects it from the elements and all forms of insect attack. Wood treated this way can last many years without being re-treated. The Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this. ↩
10. Roof material types identified: glass, mineral felt, osb, sand felt, tongue & groove ↩
11. Roof thickness types identified: 2mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm ↩
12. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt, polyester felt, shingles ↩
13. Floor material types identified: osb, tongue & groove ↩
14. Floor thickness types identified: 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 19mm ↩
15. Glazing material types identified: acrylic, horticultural glass, polycarbonate, security windows, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass, toughened safety glass ↩